You are here

Luxemburg

-A A +A

As one approaches Luxemburg from the east on US 52/Iowa 3, one can see the tall steeple (172 feet high) of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Like a number of other Roman Catholic churches in northeast Iowa, Holy Trinity looks to the late Gothic tradition for its inspiration. But the version expressed in this 1874 church is pure “Victorian” in the apparent thinness of the masonry walls and in the truly linear quality of all of its details, both inside and out. The church is noted for its 14 elaborate hand-carved Stations of the Cross (imported from Europe) and its statue of Saint Isidore in front of the building. The church is located in the center of town, just off the highway.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,